Meet our trustees, president, vice presidents, and chancellors

You can also see IU’s organizational chart.

The Board of Trustees

The Trustees of Indiana University are IU’s governing board and legal owner. IU alumni elect three of the nine trustees, and Indiana’s governor appoints the other six, including one student. The board meets six times a year, and meetings are open to the public.

Learn about the Board of Trustees

President Michael A. McRobbie

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie stands in front of a bookshelf.

President McRobbie, our eighteenth president, has led IU through a period of growth and innovation.

Learn about President McRobbie

Vice presidents

Lauren Robel

Executive Vice President and IU Bloomington Provost

She has held the position since 2012. She is also the Val Nolan Professor of Law.

Provost and Executive VP

Nasser H. Paydar

Executive Vice President and IUPUI Chancellor

He was appointed chancellor in 2015. He has also been an IU faculty member for more than 30 years.

Chancellor and Executive VP

John S. Applegate

Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs

He has held the position since 2013. He is also the Walter W. Foskett Professor of Law.

University Academic Affairs

Jay L. Hess

Executive Vice President for University Clinical Affairs

He became dean in 2013. In that role, he administers all nine campuses of the School of Medicine.

IU School of Medicine

Karen Adams

Chief of Staff, Office of the President

She was appointed in 2007. In her role, she advises and represents the president on a wide range of operational and organizational initiatives, and manages the day-to-day operations of the office.

Office of the President

Hannah Buxbaum

Vice President for International Affairs

She is responsible for IU’s international activities.

International Affairs

Fred H. Cate

Vice President for Research

He has held the position since 2015. He is also an Indiana University Distinguished Professor and the C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law.


Scott Dolson

Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

He was appointed to the position in July 2020. His work with IU Athletics started when he served as a student manager for the men's basketball team in the 80s.

IU Athletics

Karen Ferguson Fuson

Vice President for Communications and Marketing

She was appointed in 2020. She leads IU Studios, Indiana University’s marketing and communications hub, and works with leaders across the university to help tell IU’s story.

Communications and Marketing

Rob Lowden

Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

He was appointed in 2020 and leads university-wide IT services on all eight campuses.

VP for IT and Chief Information Officer

Thomas A. Morrison

Vice President for Capital Planning and Facilities

He was appointed to the position in 2009 and is responsible for the physical infrastructure and development of IU’s eight campuses.

Capital Planning and Facilities

John Sejdinaj

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

He was appointed in 2016. He is the university’s top fiscal officer and oversees budgetary and financial issues across eight campuses.

VP and Chief Financial Officer

Jacqueline Simmons

Vice President and General Counsel

She has held the position since 2012. She is the university’s chief legal officer, representing and directing representation of Indiana University in all legal matters.

VP and General Counsel

Bill Stephan

Vice President for Government Relations and Economic Engagement

He is responsible for connecting Indiana University’s resources and expertise with key constituencies in business, industry and government, raising awareness of IU’s critical role in directly contributing to the vitality of the state and nation.

Government Relations & Economic Engagement

John Whelan

Vice President for Human Resources

He was appointed in 2018. He joined IU in 2014 after having previously been the chief human resources officer at Baylor University.

Human resources

James Wimbush

Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs

He is also the dean of the University Graduate School and the Johnson Chair for Diversity and Leadership.

Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs

Kathryn Girten


She was appointed in 2013. Previously, she was the provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Monterey Bay.

Susan Elrod


She was appointed in 2019. She previously served as the provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Ken Iwama


He was appointed in 2020. Previously, he served as the College of Staten Island’s founding Vice President for the Division of Economic Development, Continuing Studies, and Government Relations.

Susan Sciame-Giesecke


She was appointed in 2014. Previously, she served she served as the interim chancellor and the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at IU Kokomo.

Ray Wallace


He was appointed in 2014. Previously, he served in several administrative roles which prepared him well for leadership of the IU Southeast campus.